By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
As the governorship election draws closer in Ondo state, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede SAN, and his counterpart, All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu have disagreed over tuition fee reduction at the state’s owned university.
Gov. Akeredolu on Wednesday in Akure at live debate reiterated that he would not reduce the tuition fee of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) that was increased from N35,000 to N120,000.
“I want to be honest with the people of the state that, I will not bring down or reduce the tuition fee if they want a good and better education,” he said.
It would be recalled that the state governing council of the university headed by Dr Abayomi Ojo, increased the tuition fee of the school over a year ago, leading to massive dropped out when many could not afford the fee.
The PDP candidate on his part vowed to make the tuition fees affordable for the parents and the common man.
“As for me, I will make education affordable to the people since am a product of free education. So it is mandatory for me to do so and make our people happy again,” Jegede said.